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Herbal Remedy May Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration
2012-11-28 09:03:33

A new study led by the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reports that carnosic acid, found in the herb rosemary, actually promotes eye health.

2012-11-06 03:34:34

Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss.

2012-10-24 23:36:56

Medical organizations that make race-based recommendations are misleading some patients about health risks while reinforcing harmful notions about race.

2012-10-03 10:06:21

Preliminary research finds that for patients with nondystrophic myotonias (NDMs), rare diseases that affect the skeletal muscle and cause functionally limiting stiffness and pain, use of the anti-arrhythmic medication mexiletine resulted in improvement in patient-reported stiffness.

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-01 05:38:50

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to deafness and hearing loss associated with a relatively rare condition.


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.